DONT YOU DARE...lol
Last edited by narutotheory; November 25, 2012 at 10:35 PM.
Since he's so smart it actually makes sense that they don't show up. Probably he's leading them around in circles because he's fully aware all of them would just die in a completely useless fashion once they reach the current battleground, making everything just worse then it already is
Shikamaru or his father, Shikaku, wouldn't be directly challenging Madara and co, anyway.
They would just come up with some sort of plan and they are even better than Kakashi at that thing.
Not suggesting that they should be here, but it would help if Shikamaru (or again, his father) was there, observing the situation.
Anything pales in front of a Rinnegan/EMS + Mokuton user who is immortal with infinite chakra man, a Rinnegan/MS + Mokuton with the strongest S/T jutsu, and in front of the Juubi
Sometimes, pure strength can overcome intelligence, intelligence alone without strength is nothing
if Rookies arrive to battlefield , Kishi has to put some mind behind of his story .... for sure drawing some monster who only using big sphere as jutsu is very easier to make a fight with rookies and ninja army ....
probably you notice that kishi turned this so called arc war to some one to one fight ....
Shikamaru is a strategist. Against a higher tier ninja, where intelligence is not the other factor, he will lose because he lacks on the other fronts, or all fronts. In current fights; he's as good as dead or useless.
24h spoiler rule my good fellow - UB
No spoiler until 24h are passed, as always
And also, how many ninja out there are of that Hidan tier class anyway?
At the start of the series, Kishi was going for a massive wild where Kakashi wasn't even that strong compared to various others as he has Kakashi say something like "There are even kids younger than you, stronger than me" to Naruto during the Zabuza arc.
But at this stage in the story we know Kakashi is amongst the strongest in the world and that there aren't that many ninja who are of that High Akutsuki tier.
It all depends on what you call High tier. I class high tier as Akutsuki level. And Shikamaru's intelligence allowed him to more than compensate.
Since if you're going to say "Higher tier ninja like Itachi" then there is a misunderstanding as Itachi is somewhere between Top tier or God Tier.
Shikamaru defeated Hidan with prior knowledge and full fledged preparation; Hidan, who has been nothing spectacular except being immortal. bring Hidan in this battlefield, he will go down the next second.
Shikamaru saved Asuma by quickly figuring out Hidan's jutsu on the fly, which even Kakuzu could not do, and used shadow sewing to counter the jutsu. He then told Asuma what to do. Hidan was finished. But Kakuzu saved him because those other two ninja with them were useless. Without Kakuzu, who later over-matched Kakashi and Naruto needed help against, Hidan would have been in that hole long ago thanks to Shikamaru.
Their second fight was barely a fight since Shikamaru played Hidan for a fool. He also saved Kakashi's life due to his plan to take blood from Kakuzu to link him with Hidan. When Hidan stabbed himself, he ended up taking a heart from Kakuzu. His intelligence makes him a dangerous against anyone.
Last edited by Jessie; November 28, 2012 at 02:15 PM.